[CentOS] p5v800-MX

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 12:32:38 UTC 2006

> >     A bit drastic... Disabling the onboard NIC and popping in a $10
> >     network card
> >     would be my suggestion.

If this is who I think it is, we worked for a couple hours yesterday
morning (EST) trying to get this system working. lspci shows NOTHING
on his box, so it's new enough that even pci stuff doesn't play
nicely. It's possible that 4.3 will fix him (or at least get pci stuff
working) in the next month or so whenever it comes out, but for right
now, his board is pretty much a paperweight that wastes electricity.
If this is going to be a desktop, slapping windersXP ultimate gold pro
platinum edition, gentoo, or maybe ubuntu on it might get it working,
but for a system designed as a server I wouldn't trust it. Sell the
board and use the money to buy some supported hardware. BJS actually
linked to a decent board in an offlist post that can be had on the
cheap. This current board isn't gonna get it in RHEL4 or centos4...
not for a while anyway.

> what card did you try ?

a supported 3com if I remember, but it doesn't matter as the kernel
can't talk to his pci controller.

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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety''
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